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- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 150.00
This valuable book deals with the recreation activities for the disabled, including skiing, horseback riding, running, camping, water sports, and team sports. Experts examine competitive spirit, training, and the psychological benefits of recreational activities for the disabled child. Program development, evaluation, and instruction are discussed. more...
- The Intrepid Traveler 2013; US$ 7.99
A different kind of guidebook that leaves out the usual ephemera on trip planning, ticket prices, restaurants, and shopping to concentrate on what visitors to Magic Kingdom came to see ? the rides and attractions. Each attraction gets its own essay covering the history and lore behind it along with a serious discussion of the attraction as a work... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95
This book challenges traditional approaches to heritage interpretation and offers an alternative theoretical architecture to the current research and practice. Russell Staiff suggests that the dialogue between visitors and heritage places has been too focused on learning outcomes, and so heritage interpretation has become dominated by psychology and... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2014; US$ 39.95
This book presents the rich history of the old amusement parks and beach resorts frequented by Baltimoreans beginning in the 1870s and stretching into the late 20th century. Readers may recognize such popular amusement parks as Gwynn Oak, Carlin's, and Tolchester Beach, and will learn about some of the more obscure places like Frederick Road Park... more...
- Pen and Sword 2014; US$ 14.99
Beneath the Big Top is a social history of the circus, from its ancient roots to the rise of the 'modern' tented travelling shows. A performer and founder of a circus group, Steve Ward draws on eye-witness accounts and contemporary interviews to explore the triumphs and disasters of the circus world. He reveals the stories beneath the big top... more...
- The Intrepid Traveler 2015; US$ 9.99
Over 1,000 images of Mickey Mouse are hidden in the Walt Disney World Resort (WDW) to give visitors the pleasure of finding them. Author Barrett adds to the fun with his best-selling field guide to their whereabouts. In this new edition, updated with his latest sightings, he guides you to over 1,250 ?hidden Mickeys.? All new in this edition: sightings... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 55.00
The "Happiest Place On Earth" opened in 1955 during a trying time in American life--the Cold War. Disneyland was envisioned as a utopian resort where families could play together and escape the tension of the "real world." Since its construction, the park has continually been updated to reflect changing American culture. The park's... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 119.95
This book considers the relationship between popular modernity, pleasure and the amusement park landscape in Britain from 1900-1939. Focusing on three sites - Blackpool Pleasure Beach, Dreamland in Margate and Southend's Kursaal - the book contextualises their development with references to the wider amusement park world. The meanings of these... more...